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Europe's wildfire threat eases but blaze grows in Slovenia

Jul. 21, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Europe’s spate of fierce wildfires abated somewhat Thursday amid cooler temperatures, with French firefighters starting to get the upper hand over two major blazes, Spain taming a fire that killed two people and no new outbreaks reported in Portugal. But a fire in...

Slovenia to hold a presidential election on Oct. 23

Jul. 20, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia will hold a presidential election on Oct. 23 to choose a successor to centrist President Borut Pahor, who has been in office for 10 years, authorities said Wednesday. If no candidate wins more than half of the ballots in the first round, a...

Slovenia army starts removing Croatia border razor wire

Jul. 15, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

KRMACINA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's army on Friday started removing a razor wire fence on the border with Croatia that was put up to curb migrant crossings after more than 1 million people fleeing violence or poverty entered Europe in 2015. About a dozen soldiers used cutters to...

Slovenia to dismantle razor wire fence on Croatia border

Jul. 13, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian police said Wednesday they have detained a Syrian man for illegally transporting 17 migrants, as the country's foreign minister said the country planned to start dismantling a razor wire on the border with Croatia will start soon. Police on...

Slovenia: Court strikes bans on same-sex marriages, adoption

Jul. 09, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A top court in Slovenia ruled that bans on same-sex couples getting marrying and adopting children are unconstitutional in the small European country and ordered its parliament to amend the law within six months to guarantee they can. Constitutional...

European police raid Bahrain cycling team, seize evidence

Jul. 01, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police investigating suspected doping by the Tour de France team Bahrain Victorious seized more than 450 capsules of unidentified substances at a house in Slovenia during raids across Europe, the European agency Eurojust said Friday. Riders and staff...

Ukraine plans to restart football leagues in August amid war

Jun. 04, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine plans to resume competitive football in the country in August despite being under attack by Russia after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave approval. Andriy Pavelko, the president of Ukraine's football federation, revealed details to The Associated...

Center-left government takes over from populists in Slovenia

Jun. 01, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s parliament on Wednesday formally voted into office a new, center-left government, replacing a right-wing one that had pushed the moderate European Union nation toward populism. Lawmakers voted 53-28 for the Cabinet of Robert Golob, head of...

Slovenian lawmakers approve liberal-green leader as new PM

May. 25, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s parliament on Wednesday voted to appoint the leader of a liberal-green party that won last month’s election as the country’s new prime minister, replacing a right-wing populist. Lawmakers voted 54-30 for Robert Golob, head of the Freedom...

Slovenia names liberal leader Golob as PM designate

May. 23, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's president on Monday formally appointed the leader of a liberal-green party that won last month's election as the country's new prime minister designate. President Borut Pahor's announcement paves the way for the formation of a new government in...